CERVICAL PROLAPSE / UTERINE INVERSION

  • After prolonged and/or traumatic vaginal delivery an edematous cervix or an inverted uterus may prolapse through the introitus.
  • Uterine inversion is commonly the result of unsuccessfull attempt to deliver the placenta by harsh traction on the umbilical cord
  • Cervical prolapse and uterine inversion are treated the same
    • Remove placenta if still attached
    • Apply steady manual pressure to the prolapsed part
    • Continue untill prolapsed part is compeletely reduced
    • The prolapsed part will remain in place after reduction
    • No futher action needed

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